Commander, Naval Surface Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet Story Archive

USS Gonzalez Goes 'Beyond the Call' for Fitness  (10 March 2017)
In support of ongoing Navy health and fitness initiatives, members of the guided-missile destroyer USS Gonzalez (DDG 66) wardroom went to New York City, March 3, to participate in a strenuous indoor cycling program at a Peloton Studio.
USS Mason Sailors Talk Tough at BDOC Graduation  (23 March 2017)
Sailors assigned to Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mason (DDG 87) attended the graduation of five Mason officers during a ceremony for the Surface Warfare Officers School's Basic Division Officer's Course (BDOC), March 3.
USS Mason Earns Battle 'E'  (23 March 2017)
Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mason (DDG 87), part of Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 26, earned the 2016 Battle Effectiveness Award (Battle "E") March 21.
USS Detroit Completes Combat System Ship Qualification Trials  (24 March 2017)
Freedom-class littoral combat ship USS Detroit (LCS 7) recently returned to port after successful completion of Combat System Ship Qualification Trials (CSSQT), March 15.
USS Leyte Gulf Deploys  (27 March 2017)
Guided-missile cruiser USS Leyte Gulf (CG 55) and Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 60 Detachment 2 departed Naval Station Norfolk March 27 for a regularly-scheduled deployment to conduct maritime operations in the Navy's 5th and 6th Fleet areas of operation.
Oscar Austin Deploys  (17 April 2017)
Guided-missile destroyer USS Oscar Austin (DDG 79) departed Naval Station Norfolk for a regularly-scheduled deployment to conduct maritime operations in the Navy's 5th and 6th Fleet areas of operation April 17.
Nitze Holds Change of Command Ceremony  (19 April 2017)
Cmdr. Michael Cloud relieved Cmdr. Paul Kaylor as commanding officer of USS Nitze (DDG 94) during a change of command ceremony April 14, at Naval Station Norfolk.
USS Gonzalez Goes Beyond the Call  (26 April 2017)
As part of continuing efforts to bring sexual assault prevention and awareness to the forefront of Sailors' minds, crew members of the guided-missile destroyer USS Gonzalez (DDG 66) conducted a "Beyond the Call" Walk Against Sexual Assault at Mount Trashmore in Virginia Beach, April 13.
Arleigh Burke Crew Promotes SAPR Victim Awareness  (27 April 2017)
The guided-missile destroyer USS Arleigh Burke (DDG 51) hosted their second annual walk in honor of Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month April 7 at Naval Station Norfolk.
USS Mason Hosts Rear Adm. Lisa Franchetti  (1 May 2017)
On board the guided-missile destroyer USS Mason (DDG 87), Rear Adm. Lisa Franchetti visited to speak to the officers and crew about toughness and overcoming professional challenges throughout her career and the progression of women's roles in the military throughout history.
Rapid Innovation Cell'  (1 May 2017)
Based on the Chief of Naval Operations' Rapid Innovation Cell (CRIC) Program, Chief Fire Controlman Jesse Goodrich is leading the creation of a similar cell aboard USS Gonzalez (DDG 66).
San Antonio Crew Visits Namesake  (2 May 2017)
Sailors from USS San Antonio (LPD 17) made a namesake visit to the south central Texas city and home of the Alamo, April 24-30.
USS Detroit Completes Final Contract Trials  (19 May 2017)
Freedom-class littoral combat ship USS Detroit (LCS 7), completed final contract trials (FCT) during a five-day evaluation period beginning May 10.
Detroit Chaff Success  (22 May 2017)
Freedom-class littoral combat ship USS Detroit (LCS 7) successfully conducted the first-in-class test firing of Automatic Launch of Expendable System for Ship Self Defense (ALEX) off the coast of the Virginia Capes, May 7.
USS James E. Williams Deploys  (24 May 2017)
The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95) departed Naval Station Norfolk, May 23, for a regularly-scheduled deployment to conduct maritime operations in the Navy's 5th and 6th Fleet areas of operation.

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